4. And He answered and said, âHave you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, 5. and said, âFor this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one fleshâ? 6. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.â
Nina Burleigh wrote: .... Dr. Moore, is America a Christian nation? It depends quite a bit on what someone means by Christian. People use the word Christian in a multitude of different ways. If someone is asking: "Are most people in America professing Christians," then the answer to that sociologically would be yes. If the question is: "Was the founding of the country heavily influenced by Christianity, in some ways?" Yes. But what most people mean is [whether] the United States of America is in a special covenant relationship with God? And to that, my answer would be "no," because I believe in the exclusivity of Jesus Christ, which means that people don't come to God nation by nation, or family by family or tribe by tribe. People come to God one by one....
excerpt from,"The Rebel Evangelical: A Man of Faith in a Faithless Age"
Interesting comment from Doctor Moore, before the coronavirus thing this article was done last July.
Or for that matter, Adriel, those who vote for Trump
Trump enablers are the problem, which has even been pointed by George F. Will
I'm going to leave the title off of that one above, because I'm not quite sure what Moderator Alpha will tolerate? No extreme words in the above but I'm not sure if George's very latest comment would pass that muster?
But the lady who wrote:
https://tinyurl.com/y9rdu97y (History Will Judge the Complicit)
Actually did it erudite way compared to George Will, though George got to the point much quicker.
The Republican Senators or many of them, need to be reminded of their responsibilities to the Constitutionâđ
McKay Coppins wrote: The presidentâs photo op outside St. Johnâs Church was emblematic of his appeal to the religious right....
.... Andrew Whitehead, a sociologist at Clemson University, has argued that Trumpâs religious base can best be understood through the lens of Christian nationalism....Whitehead told me in an interview that Christian nationalism is often not really about theology (and thus canât be ascribed to all conservative churchgoers [ that sure is the truthâđđ ] ): âItâs about identity, enforcing hierarchy, and order.â That Trumpâs religious posturing has little to do with religion has long been a matter of conventional wisdom (see: Corinthians, Two); fewer have grasped the extent to which thatâs true of Trumpâs âreligiousâ base as well.....
excerpt from,"The Christians Who Loved Trumpâs Stunt"
Mark Robinson wrote: .... To remove the statues, the council must follow a process outlined in a state law that takes effect July 1. It requires localities to hold a public hearing and publish notice of their intent in a newspaper. It also permits them to conduct a nonbinding referendum regarding the monuments.
If the City Council votes for removal, it must have a 30-day waiting period in which it offers to relocate the monuments to any museum, historical society or military battlefield, among others....
excerpt from,"It's unanimous: All nine Richmond City Council members back removal of Confederate monuments on Monument Avenue"
Mat. 13:30 "â...Â Let both grow together. They would not spoil the true wheat; and in time of harvest it would be easy to separate them. Our Saviour teaches us here,
"(1.) that hypocrites and deceived persons must be expected in the church.
"(2.) That this is the work of the enemy of man. They are not the work of Christianity, any more than traitors are of patriotism, or counterfeiters are of the proper effect of legislating about money. They belong to the world; and hypocrisy is only one form of sin. The Christian religion neverÂ madeÂ a hypocrite; nor is there a hypocrite on the face of the earth whose principles and practice it does not condemn.
"(3.) That all hope of removing them entirely would be vain.
"(4.) That an attempt to remove them altogether would injure real Christianity, by causing excitements, discord, and hard feelings even among Christians.
"(5.) That he will himself separate them at the proper time. There is no doubt that it is the duty of the church to attempt to keep itself pure, and to cut off gross and manifest offends,Â 1Cor 5:4,5. He refers to those who may be suspected of hypocrisy, but against whom it cannot be proved; to those who so successfully imitate Christians as to make it difficult or impossible for man to distinguish them." Barnes'
I'm a lot more worried about your conscience then mine, Lurker
Carla Hill wrote: In 2019, U.S. white supremacists employed paper canvassing of neighborhoods and college campuses more than at any time in recent memory.
But the age-old scourge is being accompanied by some innovations, including a technological upgrade. The propaganda is used to lure potential haters online, where these new recruits are gradually indoctrinated more and more. And given the negative publicity surrounding violent rallies like Unite the Right in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, white supremacists have chosen to temper their rhetoric. That means their posters and stickers may initially appear to be innocuous, making their propaganda tactics even more insidious.
excerpt from,"White supremacist propaganda produced by U.S. hate groups is spreading â and working"
Phil Johnson wrote: ...from the night of my conversion until today, I have deliberately steered clear of partisan politics in the same way most of you would try to steer clear of pornography or recreational drugs. Because in my own experience as an unregenerate person, party politics represented that same kind of addiction. In fact, it was the very first worldly fixation I set aside when I became a Christianâbecause it struck me almost from the outset that an obsession with earthly power and political ideology is basically an addiction to the wisdom of this world, which is foolishness with God. Thatâs not to suggest that Iâm naturally apathetic about politics. To this day, I know that if I listened to a steady diet of Rush Limbaugh or Ann Coulter, I would begin to feel rising fits of those same old political passions. But political activism was so much of an idol in my old, pre-Christian life that today I think of it in pretty much the same way the apostle Paul said he regarded his former life as a Pharisee: I count it as dung....
excerpt from (Politically Incorrect?)
Probably the Democrats who are still Christian found churches that aren't White Muslim.đ
This is an article that is even long for me I think I got through at least two-thirds of it though.
The so-called leftists are not the problem of this country but,
And the dogs are greedy, they are not satisfied. And they are shepherds who have no understanding; They have all turned to their own way, Each one to his unjust gain, to the last one. https://tinyurl.com/has82mk (NASB)
https://tinyurl.com/y9rdu97y (History Will Judge the Complicit)
The article does a good job of comparing Lindsey Graham to Mitt Romney - Romney comes out better by the comparison.
Anyway, you can see where the article was heading for so if you want to avoid enlightenment avoid the article.
Ashley Feinberg wrote: .... In the column, Cotton wrote: âOne thing above all else will restore order to our streets: an overwhelming show of force to disperse, detain and ultimately deter lawbreakers. But local law enforcement in some cities desperately needs backup, while delusional politicians in other cities refuse to do whatâs necessary to uphold the rule of law.â With protesters (lawbreaking and otherwise) already getting beaten senselessly by police daily, itâs hard to read Cottonâs reference to doing âwhatâs necessaryâ as anything other than an incitement to mass murder or, at the very least, incitement to government violence against its own people, especially considering his tweet from several days ago essentially calling for just that: ....
.... "I believe in democracy. I believe in a free press. I believe in open debate. I love it when my newspaper prints pieces I disagree with. It causes me to think."
â David Brooks (@nytdavidbrooks) June 4, 2020
excerpt from,"Newsroom Breaks Into Open Revolt After New York Times Publishes Call for Military Crackdown"
"Patrickâs prominent and explicit mention of his Christian faith seemed to break new ground in Texas, a state that is no stranger to the intermingling of God and politics. Being a born-again Christian was central to the political personae of both Govs. George W. Bush and Rick Perry, and Gov. Greg Abbott, a convert to Catholicism, counts among his proudest achievements successfully arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court the constitutionality of the Ten Commandments monument on the state Capitol grounds"....
https://tinyurl.com/y9c7cbfu (As lieutenant governor, Dan Patrick remains a âChristian firstâ)
As long as he remembers,
Not to try to force Christianity onto people âđ
"US coronavirus: Cases surge in south and west as crowded protests spark worries"
I have mixed feelings about how covid-19 might spread because of these protests? Since mainly young people are protesting, they seem to be the least effected by it? However being a reservoir for the virus, they could spread it to other people who have less ability to handle the consequences of getting it. đđŁïžđ·